Ground Rules

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Field Details:  8 foot high fence at all points; 330 ft down the line, 375 ft in the gaps, 390 ft to center.

·        The protective net behind the right field fence is out of play. A ball hitting this net is either a home run or ground rule double.  This net is not in foul territory.
·        The batter’s eye sits back from the outfield wall and is out of play. A ball hitting the batter’s eye is a home run or ground rule double.
·        The billboards and scoreboards are back from the wall and out of play.  A ball hitting any of these structures is either a home run or ground rule double.
·        The netting system that protects the videoboard/scoreboard does hang over the fence in basket-like set-up.  Any ball hitting this netting structure and/or going into the basket is either a home run or ground rule double.
·        The wire system running down the each line is in foul territory.  Any batted ball hitting this wire is immediately dead and foul.  No catch can made off the wire.
·        If a ball lodges between the outfield wall pads and fence, it is a ground rule double.

·        If a ball lodges between the outfield wall fence and windscreen, it is a ground rule double.

·        ·        The facing of the camera wells and railings in front of the seating bowl/camera wells are in play.

·        The front facing of the top dugout step is in play. The top of this step and all remaining dugout steps are out of play.

·     ·        In order to catch a pop-up near the dugouts, one foot must be on the ground. Only one foot can be on the dugout stairs.

·        If a player catches the ball then falls into a dugout, the ball is dead & it is book rule.

·          If a thrown ball lodges in between the wall pads the ball is dead and follow the book rule.




It's back!  The Windy City ThunderBolts and the Chicago Bandits of National Pro Fastpitch are proud to announce their 5th annual "Battle of the Sexes" Fastpitch Softball game at Standard Bank Stadium on Monday, July 23rd at 7:05 p.m.  This season the Bandits will host a two hour youth fastpitch clinic before the game for all softball players ages 7 to 14.  There will be an additional charge to the clinic and a ticket to the game is required.

The Chicago Bandits are entering their 14th season in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and have won the league title a record four times. The Bandits have entertained the area with the best softball players in the world since 2005.  Dozens of Olympians from around the world have played with the Bandits and in NPF, including Olympians Jennie Finch and Monica Abbott.

Here is what you need to know...

What:  5th annual "Battle of the Sexes" Fastpitch Softball Game

Who:  Frontier League's Windy City ThunderBolts host National Pro Fastpitch's Chicago Bandits

When:  Monday, July 23rd at 7:05 pm, Gates will open at a special 3:30 pm time for the start of the pregame clinic at 4 pm

Where:  Standard Bank Stadium, Crestwood

Individual tickets are on-sale now!  Purchase on-line at, by phone at 708-489-2255, or at the Standard Bank Stadium box office. 

Group and fundraiser tickets are on-sale now!

Individual Advance Ticket Prices:  Lower Deck is $12 and Upper Deck is $10
Individual Day-of-Game Prices:  Lower Deck is $15 and Upper Deck is $12

Group Tickets:  Lower Deck only.  $10 per ticket.  20 tickets is the minimum.

Fundraiser Tickets:  Upper Deck only.  $8 per ticket.  100 is the minimum.

Suites, Party Box, Picnics, and #WinCity Party Patio:  Pricing will be the same as Friday/Saturday Fireworks Pricing

Pregame Youth Fastpitch Clinic:

- The clinic is hosted by the Bandits and will be held before the game from 4 pm - 6 pm

- Ages allowed for clinic is kids aged 7 to 14

- You need a game ticket to be in the clinic

- Cost of clinic is $40 per participant on top of the cost of your ticket

- Call us at 708-489-2255 to register your child now!

Call the ThunderBolts at 708-489-2255 for more information on group or fundraiser tickets for this event!